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Virgil Smith

Democratic — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Virgil Smith represents Senate District 4 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 300 bills.

2002 9880.0
2004 32643.0
2006 31750.11
2010 54905.0
2012 23825.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    510 Farnum Bldg
    Phone: 517-373-7918
    Fax: 517-373-5227

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News and Blog Coverage

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SR 180

    A resolution designating October 2014 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

  • SB 1063

    Traffic control; speed restrictions; enforcement of speed limit laws through the use of automated traffic enforcement devices; allow under certain circumstances. Amends secs. 320a, 727c, 741, 907 & 909 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.320a et seq.); adds secs. 630, 630a, 630b, 630c, 630d, 630e, 630f, 630g & 630h & repeals secs. 630 - 630h of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.630 - 257.630h). TIE BAR WITH: SB 1045'14

  • SB 1064

    Traffic control; speed restrictions; allocation of certain civil fines collected under Michigan vehicle code; modify for certain speeding violations detected by automated traffic enforcement safety devices near schools. Amends sec. 8379 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.8379). TIE BAR WITH: SB 1063'14

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  • SB 1053

    Civil rights; general discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; include as categories protected under the Elliott-Larsen civil rights act. Amends title & secs. 102, 103, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 302, 302a, 402, 502, 504, 505 & 506 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2102 et seq.).

  • SB 1028

    Weapons; licensing; employer limitations on employee possessing a concealed pistol in vehicle located in parking lot; prohibit. Amends sec. 5n of 1927 PA 372 (MCL 28.425n).

  • SB 1030

    Individual income tax; credit; credit for expenditures for classroom supplies; provide for. Amends 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.1 - 206.713) by adding sec. 253.

Recent Votes

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SB 970

PASSED ROLL CALL # 540 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 935

PASSED ROLL CALL # 541 YEAS 36 NAYS 2 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3694.0
•••No: 25.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 903

PASSED ROLL CALL # 539 YEAS 38 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 156

ROLL CALL # 542 YEAS 34 NAYS 3 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3489.0
•••No: 37.0
•••Other: 12.0
SB 959

HOUSE AMENDMENT(S) CONCURRED IN ROLL CALL # 537 YEAS 37 NAYS 1 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 960

HOUSE AMENDMENT(S) CONCURRED IN ROLL CALL # 538 YEAS 37 NAYS 1 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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